• August 25, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    Is it really sustainable for me to focus my time learning a points system and using it to decide what/how much I should eat in a day? WW still uses points as far as I know, and I like the overall design of WW but I’m just not sure about the points. I can’t see myself tallying points for the rest of my life. Is it worth trying out?

  • August 30, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    I think the idea of programs like that – at least the good ones – isn’t to stick to points counting forever but to use points to understand your food choices so that you will make your selections more naturally in years to come. You’ll stick to the points for quite some time and then get to know the meals you typically eat. From there, you can keep up the habit of eating similarly over time.

  • September 8, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    I agree. YOu can use it as a guide to get to know the types of eating habits you can keep up over time. But I really don’t think that actual counting points is something that can keep going forever. That would drive someoen crazy.

  • September 13, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks. Ok..cool, so the points are like training wheels.  Got it. Has anyone else had that work long term, or are we just talking about how it’s supposed to work?

  • September 20, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    I don’t like points based diets.  They are not the most sustainable in my mind. The reason is that the points are only in the diet itself. Diets that count carbs, calories, fats, etc let you see the numbers right on your food labels. With points, you need to memorize a whole other system. Understanding your nutrition label and keeping a tally based on those numbers lets you learn about your food. Points based systems only let you learn about the diet itself.

  • September 26, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    I used to love points systems but I’ve always gained the weight back when I use them 🙁